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Urgent Advice Needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Dec 6, 2014. 17 Replies

I did something stupid tonight--I ate a high-carb meal for dinner (please spare me--yes, I know better, yes, I'm stupid, moving on). However, where this will normally bring me up for a little while…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Nov 12, 2014. 1 Reply

My endo just took me off Cycloset and put me on Invokana. He mentioned some things, and the patient insert said some things, and I'm curious about some things, so here I am.1. Is the 10-15 pound…Continue

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Increased Carbohydrate Sensitivity with Low-Carb Diet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Nov 11, 2014. 13 Replies

For some background info: I'm a type weird, possibly MODY 3 but possibly really, really atypical T2, on 2.4 mg of Cycloset (Bromocriptine Mesylate, max dose 4.8 mg per day) in the mornings. A1c never…Continue

Tags: diet, low-carb, sensiivity, carbs

More Proof that Low-Carb Diets Are Good

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Nov 8, 2014. 19 Replies

As if we needed any, right?I know it's been a long time since I last posted--medical school's insane. Yeah, I knew what I was getting myself into, but I still wasn't expecting this kind of volume of…Continue

Tags: type2, diet, carbs, carb, low


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guitarnut replied to KimKat's discussion 'What do you do when your BG is already high and you haven't even eaten?'
"Since most of my meals are extremely low-carb, I don't tend to have this problem, but that would be a good suggestion. Try having something like a piece of chicken with spices and some non-starchy veggies for that meal. (That's my typical…"
Jan 19
guitarnut replied to Timbeak48's discussion 'Get Your Frakking Flu Shot'
"Actually, the reason why the 1918 flu pandemic was so bad was because of the strain, not because of the pandemic. Usually the flu affects the young and the old the worst. During the 1918 flu, the young adult and middle-aged were affected worse…"
Jan 14
guitarnut replied to Sarah's discussion 'Allergy to Insulin'
"If you injected it into the skin by mistake (your skin is often thicker than you think it is), you most likely just caused an irritation. When you get a PPD done they inject into your skin and most people have a bump for several days to a couple of…"
Jan 4
guitarnut replied to Adele's discussion 'Treating extreme lows'
"I believe that most people who recommend gel icing are referring to rubbing it on the gums. This reduces the risk of choking and at the same time gets absorbed through the mucous membranes so it's absorbed fairly quickly. This can be done just…"
Jan 2
guitarnut replied to Karen's discussion 'Gluten Free'
"I absolutely did! Mind you, I was still eating tiny amounts of oatmeal (for logistical reasons), but I would go through periods of craving every grain on the planet, and I often had low symptoms with no lows until the withdrawal finally stopped."
Dec 30, 2014
guitarnut replied to Karen's discussion 'Gluten Free'
"I know people who are gluten sensitive even though they show up negative for celiac. They say going completely off gluten cures everything from migraines to lack of energy, from joint pain to bloating. It may not be substantiated by current medical…"
Dec 30, 2014
guitarnut replied to Richard157's discussion 'Generic Insulin???'
"I once heard the argument that generic insulin would not be a good idea, and that it is because of this that the companies that make insulin won't hand out their production and processing plans. While I'm not sure that the pharmaceutical…"
Dec 30, 2014
guitarnut replied to Sey's discussion 'Update On My Diabetes...'
"That's the thing, though--if the OP has insulin deficiency, he should be on insulin. If it isn't proven, he won't be given insulin until after he's tried a series of oral meds and wasted time, money, and frustration trying to…"
Dec 25, 2014
guitarnut replied to Sey's discussion 'Update On My Diabetes...'
"Oh my gosh, yes! It's obvious that orals and I aren't working out too well, but I just keep getting switched to different ones. That's extremely annoying for many different reasons. But I also have to ask--if I have normal fastings…"
Dec 25, 2014
guitarnut replied to Sey's discussion 'Update On My Diabetes...'
"I have a paper here you might want to read--it describes the pathophysiology of T2. It's been a while since I read it, but if I remember correctly all eight defects that make up the various types of T2 are predicated on insulin resistance. In…"
Dec 24, 2014
guitarnut replied to Mekenzie D's discussion 'Sick, sick, sick!!'
"It could be the flu, and Tamiflu is really good at shortening both the duration and severity. I'd say a trip to the ER is worth it if it is the flu. Of course, it could also just be a regular, plain, old virus, in which case the ER isn't…"
Dec 23, 2014
guitarnut replied to Sey's discussion 'New to Diabetes...'
"Congratulations on the number improvements! Just one thing--T1's mostly experience lows because of their insulin, not because T1 causes lows. You could definitely still be T1 without ever having had a low."
Dec 17, 2014
guitarnut replied to Karen's discussion 'Anyone else suffer from this?'
"I don't have unsteady walking with minor fluctuations, but I'm extremely sensitive to minor highs. I feel 130's, and I usually fall asleep around the time I hit 150. This makes it extremely hard for me to eat carbs, even in small…"
Dec 16, 2014
guitarnut replied to Mario's discussion 'Most accurate glucometer'
"The most accurate meters are most likely to be the Accu-Chek Nano and the OneTouch Verio IQ, because these are held to a standard of +/- 15% rather than 20% like all the others. I'd recommend the Nano because that's the one I use and I…"
Dec 16, 2014
guitarnut replied to ANTONIA RETMAN's discussion 'inhalable insulin?'
"Actually, niccolo brought up a good point--if inhaled insulin causes an asthma attack (and I have little doubt that it will), it's probable that the insulin will be trapped in the lungs and not all of it will enter the bloodstream quickly. If…"
Dec 14, 2014
guitarnut replied to ANTONIA RETMAN's discussion 'inhalable insulin?'
"The last inhalable insulin was taken off the marker for causing pulmonary fibrosis. While I'm sure Afrezza was tested more thoroughly because of this, I'd still be extremely skeptical of using it on a long-term basis. That being said, I…"
Dec 13, 2014

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At 4:36am on November 7, 2013, Linda G said…

You're a FEATURED MEMBER!! BRAVA Guitamut!!

At 6:31pm on November 4, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Guitarnut, congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

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Congrats on making the Featured Members List. Please click on this VIDEO LINK. I realize that the song doesn’t quite fit but you will get the idea. .

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Guitarnut congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

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At 6:41pm on January 23, 2013, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Guitarnut!

At 12:19am on January 21, 2013, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 8:13pm on January 20, 2013, jrtpup said…

Welcome to the TuD family! Stop in the chat room (bottom of the main page) some time and say hi. Glad you found us ;)

At 8:08pm on January 20, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home guitarnut!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"College Students with Diabetes" & "Type 2 Teens!!! (includes young adults with Type 2)"
Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
Take care....and keep in touch!




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